Canada's food processing sector produces goods valued at over $105 billion annually.

Canadian Food Innovators

What’s new? Call for research proposals due September 22, 2017  

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Baked goods high in antioxidants can boost human health

It’s well-known that dark blue and purple fruits and vegetables – like blueberries or purple cabbage – aregreat sources of the anthocyanins or antioxidants we need to stay healthy.Those antioxidants are scavengers of free radicals – high energy particles in the human...

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Innovative bacon production processes meet food safety standards

Bacon can be produced safely under certain processing methods that fall outside of new guidelines released by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).That’s the finding of newly completed research carried out by Maple Leaf Foods and the University of Alberta that looked at the possib...

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Validating the safety of new canning technologies for the vegetable industry

Initial research results are indicating that canned vegetables could potentially be processed safely at lower temperatures – a change that would improve their taste and nutritional qualities.Currently, food safety regulations governing canning in Canada recognize two thermal processes f...

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CFI food and beverage research and innovation priority setting final report 2017

Canadian Food Innovators (CFI) undertook development of a prioritized plan for food processing research and innovation in Canada at the company level.

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